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Thokoza Foresaken History

Thokoza resident Dumisani Buthelezi takes us through the issues he (and the community) have been dealing with for years.
Khumalo Street in Thokoza, East Rand is known for the turmoil of political violence in the 1990’s. Today it is still home to some residents living in poverty.

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